Your analysis seems very good, I'm trying to find a a fresh interpretation of a certain words purpose in this poem:
(Original post by hakking)
I enjoyed this poem and each time I read it, it got better. I wish I could write poetry like this.
However I think the combination of time and the sense of movement at the end 3 lines jars the flow at the end which conflicted a little with the meaning e.g ebbing away. In practical terms, it was a slight jarring of the cognitive flow during reading it.
I know it's very minor, in fact it's possibly intentional - but the rest of the poem was so smooth it didn't fit.
I have turned the newspaper boy into a diver
for pearls. I can do this. In my night
there is no moon, and if it happens that I speak
of stars it’s by mistake. Or if it happens
that I mention these things it is by design.
His body is brown, breaking through waves. Such white teeth.
Beneath the water he searches for the perfect shell.
He does not know that, as he posts the Mirror
through the door, he is equal with dolphins.
I shall name him Pablo, because I can.
The poem continues.....
The particular word i'm interested in is 'Mirror', I'd like to think of it as the posting of the newspaper of The Mirror but i'm contemplating whether I can make a tenuous link between the fact that The Mirror as I googled was originally a newspaper for a female audience so maybe that links in some how to something ?
Last edited by Roshniroxy; 12-04-2012 at 22:59.